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Engineering Lead 


We are looking for Engineering Leads for the Front-End Development area to join our implementation team in Montevideo.

The Engineering Lead will lead a team of Front-End Engineers at Ascentis Montevideo office that share similar skills and work within the same competency area.

He/she will be the technical referent for a group of engineers, is responsible for nurturing and reinforcing best technical practices, focusing on technical matters that affect more than one individual and across teams.

As an Engineering Lead you are responsible for fostering a work environment that motivates and engages the individual team members. The Engineering lead will also provide important feedback to the Ascentis Engineering Management team.

Cultural Norms:

Position Requirements


  • First and foremost, be the go-to technical referent for a group of Front-End engineers;

  • Grow the technical expertise of your team through coaching and mentoring,

  • Facilitate technical trainings and meetings

  • Sponsor innovation in solving problems: help develop a team spirit and desire to experiment and try new things and unconventional solutions

  • Participate in web engineering technology architecture discussions for product development

  • Advocate for development or quality assurance best practices across all engineering practices

  • Keep current with the technology field developments. Ability to understand if engineers are using the tools at their disposal in an efficient manner. Be capable of detecting resource/tools gaps and propose high level solutions to the problem;

  • Work closely with scrum teams, product owners, scrum masters and stakeholders to ensure we deliver the best products to our users


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 2-3 years of software engineering leadership experience, ideally with demonstrated experience in service-oriented/µservices-based solutions

  • At least 1-year experience working with scalable multi-tiered web facing applications

  • You are knowledgeable about Front-End development technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Angular)

  • Ability to travel to the United States for short term

  • Practical, architectural-level abilities in order to help him/her be a coach to the Software Engineers

  • Experience in SDLC processes and Agile development methodologies, SCRUM experience preferred

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced, collaborative and iterative environment

  • Strong decision-making skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail

  • Ability to organize and prioritize effectively

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish

  • Knowledge of SaaS technologies


  • Computer Science or equivalent degree


  • 2+ years’ experience leading software engineers


  • Computer Science or equivalent degree


  • 2+ years’ experience leading software or quality engineers


  • The individual will be aligned with Ascentis Cultural Norms:
    • Chase It! Passionately pursue growth. Proactively seek opportunities to challenge yourself and grow personally and professionally
    • Crush It! Relentlessly deliver on commitments. Start with the goal, set the expectations and ‘grit it done’
    • Innovate It! Empower yourself to fail at full speed. Fail quickly, learn as you go, and reach for success faster
    • Sense It! Obsess over clients. Understand the core client needs and solve them more effectively than anyone else
    • Team It! Collaborate fearlessly. Zealously seek collaboration thorough open and honest dialogue, racing to the conflict to achieve the best outcomes
  • Generous. Natural tendency to be a “teacher” and mentor of less experienced engineers;
  • Open minded. Hungry for learning new things. Go wide and/or deep as the challenge requires;
  • Team minded. Software development is a team sport, we all win or lose together;
  • Self motivated. Work based on the challenges themselves no matter the level of direction received;
  • Resilient. Failures will happen. It’s unavoidable when moving fast. Stand up, learn from them and keep going.

Location Uruguay  
About the Organization The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!


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